There are plenty of courses for everyone to get involved, from dancing to ping pong to walking and running.

Courses available

Health and awareness

Kirklees Basic Safeguarding

This course is suitable for anyone working or volunteering with children in the Kirklees area and will provide you with a basic understanding of safeguarding good practices using sporting examples.

Candidates must be a minimum age of 18

Cost

Free for people working or volunteering in the Kirklees area.

More advanced courses

Kirklees Safeguarding Board courses

Dates and times
Date Time Venue
4th July 2017 6-9pm Stadium Business and Leisure Complex, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG

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First Aid

On this basic First Aid course you will cover topics such as CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), treatment for choking and treating bleeds.

Please indicate on the booking form the organisation you represent.

Only 2 people per organisation can attend.

Places are limited.

Cost

Fully subsidised for volunteers and coaches who are delivering or supporting sport and physical activities in the Kirklees District.

More advanced courses

Yorkshire Sport Foundation courses and events

Purple Dog courses

Dates and times
Date Time Venue
27th June 2017 6-9pm Purple Dog, Office 3, Ingfield Enterprise Centre, Cherry Nook Road, Deighton Huddersfield, HD2 1JD

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Disability Awareness

This classroom based course is ideal for anybody who wants to understand more about the perceptions and attitudes of people towards people with a disability. This course is suitable for people who are new to and/or currently working/engaging people with disabilities. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Perceptions of disabilities
  • Changing attitudes
  • Medical Model of Disability Vs Social Model of Disability
  • Real life scenarios
  • Relevant legislation

Cost

Free for sport and physical activity organisations and voluntary community sector groups working in the Kirklees area.

Bespoke courses

We can offer bespoke courses if you have more than 10 people interested in completing this training within your organisation.

Online course

Disability awareness training package

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Coaching and leading

Sports Coach UK (SCUK) courses

SCUK safeguarding course

This workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

Candidates attending the safeguarding training must be 18 years of age or older due to the sensitive nature of the subject. If you are under the age of 18 you can attend the SCUK Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers 13+.

Time to listen course

This is a more in depth safeguarding training course specifically designed for Club Welfare Officers.

Other courses

Sports Coach UK (SCUK) Workshop Finder

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Walk Leader training

This one day course will qualify you to lead health walks. These are short group walks of up to 1½ hours for people who have done little or no structured walking and wish to improve their health through walking.

We have volunteering opportunities within Kirklees Walking for new leaders. The course will enable you to plan, deliver and organise a health walk.

Cost

Free to people volunteering or working in the Kirklees area.

Dates and times

April Walk Leader course
Date Time Venue
5th April 2017 10am - 4.30pm Tolson Museum, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ
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May Walk Leader course
Date Time Venue
18th May 2017 10am - 4.30pm Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG
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June Walk Leader course
Date Time Venue
20th June 2017 10am - 4:30pm Huddersfield Leisure Centre Spring Grove St, Huddersfield HD1 4BP
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July Walk Leader course
Date Time Venue
18th July 2017 10am - 4.30pm Dewsbury Customer Service Centre (Exhibition Training Room), The Walsh Building, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury, WF12 8EE
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October Walk Leader course
Date Time Venue
13th October 2017 10am - 4.30pm Huddersfield Leisure Centre Spring Grove St, Huddersfield HD1 4BP
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Running and Jogging Leader training

First steps to be a jog leader

You don't need speed to lead - just a friendly nature, some spare time and a passion to help others.

Attend this 1.5 hour workshop to learn what is involved in being a jog leader.

Cost

Free

Dates and times
Date Time Venue
18th February 2017 10.30am - 12 noon Greenhead Park, Community Room (next to the café), Greenhead park, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT
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Leaders in running and fitness (LIRF)

A one day intensive training course which gives candidates the opportunity to develop their skills in leadership within a jogging group.

The course covers all topics including planning and delivering a session; energy systems; common injuries and their prevention.

Once you have completed the course and have received your DBS clearance, you will be issued with your license and insurance to lead!

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Clubs

Inclusive Clubs - Training and officer support

The inclusive club programme is available to Kirklees based sports clubs and physical activity providers, who would like to develop their offers to become more inclusive.

The programme combines workshop learning with club action planning to help clubs and physical activity providers progress their identified developments.

Cost

Free

Inclusive club workshop

An interactive workshop that will question what inclusion is for sports clubs and activity providers. The workshop is then broken into some key areas including: marketing, partnership working, participation and action planning in relation to inclusion.

Officer support

Available if required to support sports clubs and activity providers action their club development planning, as well as provide advice and guidance on the key areas identified in the workshop.

Club development planning

This section will ask that sports clubs and physical activity providers either to work with their existing club development plan to progress an area of inclusion, or create a new development plan reflecting inclusion which useable to them.

Resources

Provided for all clubs and physical activity providers who take part in Inclusive Clubs. The resources are a 'go to guide' outlining local information, services and a range of national organisations that support inclusive offers for different target audiences.

Dates and times
Date Time Venue
26th January 2017 6pm - 9pm Cleckheaton Town Hall, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RH

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Moving more often leader training

Moving More Often is a series of training courses and workshops aimed to provide leaders with the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge to deliver and create sustainable physical activity opportunities across Kirklees.

The programme consists of 6 FREE courses covering different topics and skills on each one.

We advise all leaders to attend the Moving More Often Core Module as this covers the underpinning theoretical information.

Moving More Often Core Module

We advise all leaders to attend the CORE MODULE as this covers the underpinning theoretical information in order to deliver safe, inclusive activity for all ages and abilities, particularly older people, people living with dementia and disabilities. The core module also looks at aspects such as health and safety, motivating individuals to become more active, being an inclusive group and individual's barriers to being active

MMO Core Module
Venue Date time and booking
  • Woodlands Court Extra Care Living Centre
  • Address School Lane, Staincliffe, Dewsbury, WF13 4DU
Book MMO Core 25 May 2017 9.30am - 12.30pm - Dewsbury
  • Deighton Sports Arena
  • Address Deighton Rd, Huddersfield , HD2 1JP
Book MMO Core 21 September 9.30am - 12.30pm - Huddersfield
  • Dewsbury Customer Service Centre
  • Address Walsh Building, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury, WF12 8EQ
Book MMO Core 24 January 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm - Dewsbury

You might want to also book onto The Movement and Games in Chairs Magic course as these are held on the same day and venue in the afternoon 1pm to 4pm

Movement and Games in Chairs (MAGIC)

A workshop aimed at training leaders to deliver chair based activities using a range of sensory equipment. This inclusive training course will give you ideas about how to deliver activity in chairs for all ages and abilities, particularly older people, people living with dementia and disabilities.

Movement and Games in Chairs (MAGIC)
Venue Date time and booking
  • Woodlands Court Extra Care Living Centre
  • Address School Lane, Staincliffe, Dewsbury, WF13 4DU
Book MAGIC 25 May 2017 1pm to 4pm - Dewsbury
  • Deighton Sports Arena
  • Address Deighton Rd, Huddersfield , HD2 1JP
Book MAGIC 21 September 2017 1pm to 4pm - Huddersfield
  • Dewsbury Customer Service Centre
  • Address Walsh Building, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury, WF12 8EQ
Book MAGIC 24 January 2017 1pm - 4pm - Dewsbury

You might want to also book onto the Moving more often core module course as these are held on the same day and venue in the morning 9.30am to 12.30pm

Ping Pong

Come and learn how to adapt the game of Ping Pong.

Ideal for people who work/volunteer with adults and older people

Learn how to adapt the game for all abilities and spaces.

This project will offers a FREE 2 hours workshop aimed at anyone who wishes to inspire others to get involved and will equip leaders with the knowledge, understanding and an embedded ethos of the project.

Each leader will receive a FREE ping pong kit containing everything needed to get going. We aim to reach out to any organisation that supports adults and older people to be active.

Please note: This workshop is only FREE to those who intend to deliver within Kirklees.

Ping Pong
Venue Date time and booking
  • Deighton Sports Arena
  • Address Deighton Rd, Huddersfield , HD2 1JP
Book Ping Pong 1 November 2017 10am - 1pm Huddersfield
Active at Home

A free workshop aimed at leaders who wish to lead gentle physical activity to local groups and to encourage others to be more active around the home. During the course leaders will learn practical knowledge on how to motivate others to be more active and focus on activities that improve strength, balance and coordination, of which helps to reduce falls and maintain independence.

Active at Home
Venue Date time and booking
  • Deighton Sports Arena
  • Address Deighton Rd, Huddersfield , HD2 1JP
Book Active at Home 27 April 2017 10am - 1pm Huddersfield
  • Dewsbury Customer Service Centre
  • Address Walsh Building, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury, WF12 8EQ
Book Active at Home 22 November 2017 10am - 1pm Dewsbury
Shall we Dance Ballroom

A 2 day training course aimed to train leaders how to encourage others to Ballroom dance, training leaders how to adapt ballroom dancing to chair based activity and to give leaders the practical skills to organise tea dances in their settings. Representing a school? This training course will also teach leaders how to work inter-generationally

Shall we Dance Ballroom
Venue Date time and booking
  • Woodlands Court Extra Care Living Centre
  • Address School Lane, Staincliffe, Dewsbury, WF13 4DU
Book Shall we Dance Ballroom, 12th & 19th October 2017 9.30am – 4pm, Woodlands Court
Shall we Dance Bollywood

A 5 hour inclusive day of Bollywood dance, gestures, movements with health benefits - simplified. Come and learn the latest moves and grooves of Bollywood dance with a difference. From Reminiscing, facial expressions, to the masala mix activity there is something for everyone. Be the next leader in leading Shall We Bollywood.

Shall we Dance Bollywood
Venue Date, time and booking
  • Stadium Business & Leisure Complex
  • Address Huddersfield, HD1 6PG
Book Shall we Dance Bollywood, 5 June 2017 10am - 1pm, Stadium
  • Dewsbury Customer Service Centre
  • Address Walsh Building, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury, WF12 8EQ
Book Shall we Dance Bollywood, 13 November 2017 10am - 1pm, Stadium